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Mar 18, 2011 12:30am PDT
around the world. the u.n. security council backs action against colonel gaddafi with a no-fly zone. >> this resolution demands an immediate cease-fire and a complete end to attacks against civilians. >> as libyan forces close in on benghazi, gaddafi says his army will show no mercy. celebration and fireworks in benghazi as news reaches the rebels. in japan, engineers at the foot fishing the dai-ichi power plant lay new power plants that should be keeping the core cool. -- engineers at the fukishima power plant late new power lines to keep the for cool. the u.n. security council has approved a resolution for the creation of a no-fly zone to protect civilians in libya from attacks by colonel gaddafi's forces. the resolution calls for all necessary measures but it rules out the use of foreign ground troops. there were five abstentions including china and russia. french officials have said that military action could begin within hours although britain has cautioned against that suggestion. >> there was no opposition to the plan that britain, france, and lebanon had presented. significa
FOX News
Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
night. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> bret: this is a "fox news alert." u.n. security vote is getting underway on a proposed no-fly zone over libya and authorization to use "all necessary measures." this is muammar gaddafi vowing to retake the rebel held city of benghazi, offering amnesty to those who surrender and no mercy to others. only hours after he warned foreign powers that any outside attack would trigger retaliation and destabilization of the region. but first, we turn to japan. where emergency workers are feverishly trying to cool down overheating fuel rods at the earthquake and tsunami-stricken nuclear plant. a u.n. nuclear official says the situation is "very serious." but appears to be stable. for now. the u.s. authorized the first evacuations of americans out of japan and president obama says he has asked for a comprehensive review of u.s. nuclear plant safety. correspondent greg palkot is in japan with the latest. >> reporter: there were desperate measures thursday in the fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern japan. helicopters doused water o
MSNBC
Mar 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
muammar gadhafi who announced the immediate cease-fire after the u.n. voted to strike against his forces. no indication yet that the so-called cease-fire is anything more than a delaying tactic designed to keep the west out while gadhafi's forces planned to wipe out rebels. the rebels were cheering and firing celebration shots in the air when hearing the u.n. is coming. we will get a report from richard engel who is heading into the country. plus, what country is going to take charge? what role will the u.s. play? and did the u.n. vote come too late to stop gadhafi? will gadhafi fight for the death or accept some kind of deal. answer those questions as we prepare to fight in a third muslim country. and japanese authorities have raised the assessment of a nuclear disaster to a five -- that's three mile island level on a seven-point scale and they now more or less admit they are overwhelmed. wow. they're employing a throw against the wall and see what sticks approach in the nuclear commission. it says it can take weeks to get this thing under control. score one for the unions in wisconsin.
MSNBC
Mar 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
out rebels. the rebels were cheering and firing celebration shots in the air hearing the u.n. is coming. we'll get a report from richard engel heading into the area. plus, what country is going to take charge? what role will the u.s. play? and did the u.n. vote dom lay to stop gadhafi? will he accept some kind of deal? we'll try to answer those questions. also, japanese authorities have raised the assessment of the disaster to a five, three mile island level on a seven-point scale and now admit they're overwhelmed employing a throw it against the wall and see what sticks approach. the head of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission says it could take weeks to get things under control. >>> score one for the unions in wisconsin. a judge has temporarily blocked that new law blocking collective bargaining rights in that state. democrats hope this is the first of many obstacles to that law they hate. we'll check it out. >>> let me finish with libya. do we have any idea how we'll get out. we start with the growing crisis in libya. richard engel joins us from cairo. give us a sense of wh
FOX News
Mar 24, 2011 5:00pm EDT
the world finally comes to a consensus. obama says he will wait for the u.n. and wants the u.n. to take the lead. europe openly questions if obama even cares about this at all. are we seeing the world view of the united nations? well, you could say that. remember, the president was cheering for egypt and madison but silent on gaddafi. we know jeremiah wright praises gaddafi. we know that farrakhan is a fan. farrakhan and jeremiah wright visited gaddafi. what does that tell you? i couldn't understand. i couldn't understand why he wasn't just securing the air space. so we told you when we found this, muammar gaddafi as recent as 2009 had an american p.r. firm work to rehabilitate his image around the globe. this is really interesting. turn this around. he worked to rehabilitate the image of gaddafi and some people were involve that were interesting. monitor, out of harvard. they wanted to rehabilitate him. who was involved? there was cass sunstein. and george soros. george soros is the biggest donor to the fabian socialist london school of economics, a school that gaddafi's son atten
CNN
Mar 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
>>> libyan rebels celebrate a landmark decision by the u.n. >> after weeks of talks, the security council okays a no-fly zone and more to try to blunt moammar gadhafi's attacks on civilians. >>> hello, it is 11:00 a.m. in tripoli, 6:00 p.m. in tokyo. >> i'm jim clancy at cnn center in atlanta. you are watching "world one." >>> coming up, one week after japan was hit by an earthquake and then a tsunami, efforts to stop nuclear reactors from overheating are going ahead nonstop. >>> a moment of silence in the tsunami zone, over 6,000 people are now known to have died, and over 10,000 are still missing. >>> and for the people who have survived, life still tough. not only homeless, many of them are also short of basic necessities. >>> we begin in libya where rebels desperate for help have been given help after an historic vote at the u.n. the future of libya remains uncertain, but the international community has spoken and the message could be a game-changer for moammar gadhafi. richard roth has details on the diplomatic action from new york. >> reporter: it was a dramatic cliff hanger
CNN
Mar 19, 2011 11:00am EDT
this situation and didn't necessarily think u.n. action or u.s. action was necessary or something that should happen. what was the turning point for you where you thought, okay, it's time to go? >> well, first of all, i laid out the conditions required, which were the u.n. security council resolution and arab league support. and i saw them being taken. and then i thought about what the consequences were if gadhafi was allowed to continue to use force in defiance of international opinion. and so gadhafi looks like he'll have to be dealt with anyway. but this is the slippery slope of intervention, that many of us had been warning about for some weeks is the chorus of cries out there, let's go intervene, let's go do something. once you start this, it has to be finished. it will be very hard now to admit and say to gadhafi, okay, well, you got away with it, okay, now you're the leader of libya, we'll buy your oil. so now we've got a state which is at least in appearances seems to be an outlaw state. >> general clark, stand by. i just want to reset here for our viewers as we cross the top o
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2011 2:00am EDT
u.n. women's portfolio. an example of work with her is our engagement with the positive peace keeping organization to develop training materials for peacekeepers in protecting women in conflict resolution from high levels of sexual sexual violence. ..t. it is intended to help produce intelligence and generate reliable warnings of security threats against women, and encourage peace keepers to use the full range of actions available to them in defense of communities threatened with sexual violence. it is a powerful example of the paradigm shift to thinking about the protection of civilians that is required when we recognize sexual violence as the tactic of warfare. an indicator of greater alacritity in protecting women in the recent conviction of nine government soldiers, including the commanding lieutenant colonel of mass rapes committed on new year's day this year in the fizi area of eastern congo. these are important achievements. u.n. women will build on them, but they tell only part of the story. if we reflect on the victim-centered portions of resolution 1325, but on those provisi
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2011 8:00pm EDT
that the united states is the u.n. challenged greatest nation in the world. he wants to get rid of multiculturalism. they took turns beating on me. i am sitting there thinking, what is this hyperventilation about? aren't these things true? i will go further. i believe god guided our founding fathers. he moved them around like men on a chess board to ship this nation. we need to defend and uphold what they did. it is not just to protect what we had. it is not just to declared that the shining city on the hill has been achieved. it has not. when and if it is, ronald reagan never said you can go home. he said we need to take ourselves to another level. we need to take this nation up to the next level of our destiny. i am hopeful that the next president of the united states, whose ideas and principles you help forge it today, will lay out an agenda and you can shape the plant and the platform for the next president of the united states, whose ticket will be punched out of i will and will be on his way to new hampshire. i hope we can link what we believe in on the whole spectrum of the
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2011 8:00pm EDT
before the u.n. charter was ratified, the organization continues to bear the stamp of his vision. it was eleanor who helped her net vision into reality. becoming a lifelong champion of the u.n. and serving as a delegate to the general assembly. on the bronx campus of hunter college, eleanor helped draft the universal declaration of human rights. michelle bachelet embodies the values of franklin and eleanor roosevelt. we know they would be deeply gratified to have an accomplished and influential renaissance woman speak in their home about one the most vital issues. ms. bachelet decided early on nothing without prevent her success, even torture under the regime could not keep her from earning medical degree and becoming a pediatrician. they expanded her studies and became a renounced expert in military strategy. she served her nation as minister of health then defense before making history in 2006 when she was elected the first women president of chile and we believe the first women president in latin america to get there on their own, not through marriage or otherwise. president b
PBS
Mar 21, 2011 5:30pm EDT
u.n. security council does not authorize the overthrow of colonel gaddafi, but it is becoming the means by which the rebel forces are seeking to overthrow him. as air strikes by the allies provide air cover for a rebel advances, it will look to many like regime changed by the back door. also a propaganda war. the dow the regime is working hard to prove that regime change is the real aim of the air strikes. >> we have been talking to people out on the streets in tubruk here today. they are saying they were delighted with the allied air strikes. they say there weren't late, but not too late. there were very fearful of for the airstrikes. they were afraid that pro- gaddafi forces would take benghazi and that's tubruk, too would fall. they want their rebel forces to push on and to consolidate benghazi and push west to recapture territory antidote to tripoli to overthrow colonel gaddafi and to liberate, as they say, the whole of libya from his will. what are the rebels doing now that they have the coalition air strikes helping them on the ground? you're from our correspondents -- let's
WHUT
Mar 31, 2011 7:00am EDT
opinion. also in the program -- u.n. sanctions for the president who won't give up power. opposition forces in ivory coast extend their gains on the ground. and testing times. ireland waits to find out if its banks need another cash bailout. it's 1:00 p.m. across libya, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and midday here in london. here, a key member of colonel gaddafi's inner circle is talking to british government officials. moussa koussa was, until yesterday, libya's foreign minister. according to the brit, government, he arrived on wednesday night at an airport near london, saying he'd resigned his post. his arrival in britain comes as libyan rebels retreat from recently captured town. in a moment we'll look at the impact of his defection on the conflict in libya, but first this report from our world affairs correspondent, humphrey hawksley. >> for years he's been colonel gaddafi's loyal lieutenant and even during the uprising, moussa koussa was a familiar figure in tripoli. now he's being intensively debriefed by british officials, who hope his deep insider knowledge of the reg
WETA
Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, "bbc world news." >> a warning for colonel gaddafi. comply with the u.n. resolution or face military action against libya. >> if gaddafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. the resolution will be enforced through military action. >> a state of emergency is declared in yemen after least 40 people are shot dead during an anti-government rally. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later, japan's nuclear safety agency raises the accident alert levels at the fukushima nuclear plant saying the situation is serious. a nation remembers. japan holds a minute of silence for those who died in the earthquake and tsunami a week ago. ♪ the u.s. president barack obama has said the libyan leader colonel gaddafi must obey the u.n. demands or face military action. earlier, the libyan government announced an immediate ceasefire and promised to follow the u.n. resolution passed on thursday. he said colonel gaddafi had to stop all attacks on civilians, pull back his troops, and allow in humanitarian aid. >> now once more, muammar gaddafi
PBS
Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
of damascus. but the worst of the violence happened in the southern city of dara. the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon wants the government to respect the rights of its citizens. jerme bowen has this report. -- jeremy bowen has this report. >> the anti-government demonstrations are getting bigger and they're spreading. this is the center of damascus. and this is the coastal city of latakia. it's more proof that no arab country is immune from the revolution that's swept the middle east, demanding change and taking on authoritarian states. killings in and around the southern town of dara have sent people out on the streets in protest across the country. amnesty international says at least 55 people have been killed in syria in the last week. a bbc team that tried to reach dara today was turned back so we don't have first hand corroboration of the reports that are coming out of there. the government says its police were attacked and had to defend themselves. demonstrators loyal to president assad have also been out on the streets. he's being personally popular, he stands up
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 12:00am EDT
have not had. i think it is absolutely right to play a leading role on the u.n. security council to secure action, and i believe it is exactly right, and i worked with allies to make sure that is brought about. i know there will be many people in our country who now want questions answered about what we are doing and how we will go about it, and we will answer all of those questions in the hours and weeks ahead, and to work to make sure we do the right thing for the people of libya, the people of our country, and the world as a whole. cough -- >> hear, hear. >> mr. miller band. >> can i say that we welcome the security council resolution and support the u.k. playing its full part? the international community has shown clear resolve with what has happened. since the statement 2.5 weeks ago, we support action to help the libyan people. we support the government and answer the necessary questions that we think the country will want asked. it is important the british people are clear about the purposes of this resolution and the basis of commitment of british forces. any decision to com
PBS
Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the rebels in libya. they feel that that is legal under second u.n. resolution passed through the security council a couple of weeks ago, but it will be a hugely controversial step. a lot of america's allies within the coalition disagree over the legality of arming the rebels. it will be controversial here in america. it will be people in congress saying, well, who exactly are we giving our arms to? just today, we've had a senior american admiral, the supreme exander of nato's military forces in europe saying that there are possibly al qaeda elements within the group opposed to colonel gaddafi. so it would be hugely controversial to arm those people, and barack obama might wait and see before making a final decision. >> thank you for that. the mission to protect civilians and ice -- isolate the libyan leader dominated discussion at an international conference in london. david cameron said we are here to help the libyan people in their hour of need. they agree that colonel gaddafi has completely lost legitimacy. jeremy reports. >> the u.s. jets returning to their base. the decision
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2011 6:31pm EDT
obstacle -- obligations under international law. so u.n. humanitarian coordinator and his team have had only limited access. we have continued to have limited concerns about the abuses of human rights and violation of international law to basic commodities and services in areas currently under siege. more than 335,000,658 people have left or fled libya since the beginning of the crisis. some 9,000 remain stranded along libya's borders with tune eeshia -- tunisia and egypt. we have provided evacuation assistance for more than 60,000 people leaving libya. 160.3 million u.s. dollars is 63% funded. so now there are contingency trends. refugees are now totaling as many as 250,000 people. the reports are that food prices in libya are rising sharply with the price of flour, for example, doubling in recent weeks. the u.n. and libyan authorities continue to be far apart on the scope of the humanitarian situation. no agreement has been reached on how these missions would be carried out. i have to remind all parties currently engaged in hostilities in libya of their obligations under humanitar
PBS
Mar 31, 2011 5:00am EDT
one of our top stories this hour, the ongoing situation in ivory coast for you, where the u.n. security council has approved sanctions against ivory coast laurent gbagbo over his refusal to hand over power to his rival, the recognized winner of the election held last november. latest reports say forces loyal have now entered the port of san pedro, which handles the country's cocoa exports. on wednesday, the administrative capital fell to mr. ouattara's fighters. >> workers gather looking for a way out of the ivory coast. forces loyal to the internationally recognized president, alassane ouattara, claimed to have seized the country's capital, while laurent gbagbo insists he won november's election and is still leader. now the u.n. security council, which has been criticized for doing little in ivory coast while authorizing air strikes to protect libya's people, has acted. it imposed a travel ban and frozen the overseas financial assets of laurent gbagbo and his inner circle. >> this is a resolution against rebel and specifically in one united voice, requires gbagbo to cede powe
CNN
Mar 18, 2011 8:00pm EDT
libya. first, the u.n. passes a resolution that authorizes all necessary measures to protect libyan civilians who are under attack by their own brother leader, muammar gadhafi. then, gadhafi counters by declaring an immediate cease-fire. but even after president obama issues an ultimatum to stop the fighting and gadhafi claims to halt all military operations, his brutal assault on the resistance continues. mizurata, libya's third-largest city, under siege. relentlessly barraged from the air, land, and sea. mizurata is on fire said a doctor with the resistance, please help us. and there are reports that gadhafi forces ton advance on the resistant stronghold of benghazi. so it's our move once again. united states ambassador to the u.n. susan rice claims today that gadhafi is in violation of the security council resolution but still no action by america or our allies. in the meantime, gadhafi proves again that while he may be brutal, corrupt, and quite possibly delusional, he's not stupid. look what gadhafi accomplished while the west dithered. just weeks ago, anti-gadhafi dissidents c
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 3:00pm EDT
couple of days is very much so in line with the u.n. security council resolution signed back on thursday, resolution 1973, to protect libyan civilians by all measures necessary. but wolf it was very clear the president, very clear, to differentiate it is still u.s. policy they want gadhafi out. >> yeah. he was very clear on that, a lot blunter than i thought he was going to be, given the international sensitivity on alots of these issues right now. he made it clear, yes, the united nations security council resolution 1973 strictly designed for humanitarian purposes to protect libyan civilians, to create an environment for a no-fly zone over libya. that's the united nations policy. that's what the united states supported at the u.n. security council. that's what the international community, the mission of the u.s., british, french militaries involved. at the same time, the president was very precise. he said the u.s. policy, u.s. policy, remains the same. you've got to get rid of gadhafi. he says there's no ifs, ands or buts. gadhafi must go. the president was very forceful so sa
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
developments on libya. let's go straight to cairo where the u.n. secretary general is speaking. >> the government of yemen has an obligation to protect civilians. i call for the utmost restrain and end to violence. there is no alternative on economic, social support to end yemen's crisis and maintain its national unity. the same holds true for berlin where the violence is also on the rise. the united nations is in touch with all the parties on the ground, including the government and key operation parties. i appeal to all concerned to exercise maximum restraint. >> the united nations stands ready to help in all of these situations to end the violence, protect civilians, and perform necessary reforms. it can be hard to see beyond the escalating violence, but there is no holding back in movements for reform and democracy that have taken route. open and inclusive dialogue is crucial. so is respect of human rights. at this historic moment, it is in the interest of the international community and the united nations to help here and wherever such -- >> two questions. the first question is to
PBS
Mar 25, 2011 12:30am PDT
additional measures the u.n. resolution would bring. >> he mentioned that if the libyans continue to not comply with the u.n. security council resolution calling for a cease- fire and calling for attacks on civilians to stop, the security council could take additional measures. i asked what they were, and he did not give a straight answer. he said it was a matter for the council, not for him. then i asked his assessment of the military campaign so far, and this is what he said. >> i think it it has stopped the aggression of the military campaign by a libyan authorities, and has been able to protect the civilians in bank ossi -- in been gauzy, and other areas. but we will have to see. >> what are your concerns as the campaign goes on? >> first and foremost, protecting the civilian population and preventing any damages to the civilian population and infrastructure. >> is it your personal view that colonel gaddafi should go? >> by killing his own people, he has lost his legitimacy. whether he has to go or should be replaced by other people, that should be decided and determined by the l
PBS
Mar 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
outright defiance after the u.n. votes on libya. last night the security council voletted -- voted on military action on behalf of loyalists. >> the news has been greeted by rebels with jubelation. welcome to "bbc world news." i'm in london. we were also speaking to our correspondent in tripoli. also coming up. one week after the earthquake, japan remembers the disaster. but they continue to look for survivors. and it's a slow go at the fukushima nuclear plant. >> western leaders are consulting on how to carry out the u.n. security council decision on how to carry out military action. let's go to my colleague. >> well, the atmosphere here in tripoli is one of outright defiance with the gaddafi regime showing they are defiant. gaddafi's son said it was not true that the libyan troops attacked rebels, and that it was a group of gangsters that attacked the civilians. >> the worried look on the face of the u.s. ambassador said it all. by u.n. standards this was real -- with powers like russia and china having to be forced -- convinced not to go against it. >> the central purpose of this r
FOX News
Mar 19, 2011 2:00pm EDT
planes are now flying over libya, enforcing a u.n. no-fly zone and this is new video just coming in. take a look. this is a brand new hour on america's news headquarters, i'm jamie colby. >> kelly: i'm kelly wright. fox news confirming the united states is preparing to launch an air attack on the libyan defenses. secretary of state clinton speaking about the role today and an emergency international summit in paris. >> colonel gaddafi continues to defy the world. his attacks on civilians go on. today we have been monitoring the troubling reports of fighting around and within benghazi itself. as president obama said, we have every reason to fear left uncheck gaddafi will commit unspeakable atrocities. >> kelly: secretary of state hillary clinton. molly henneberg is joining us live from washington the. and holly, how does secretary clinton describe. >> she didn't give military details, she is the top diplomate. and further delay on libya will put the civilians at risk and the u.s. will support national military efforts to prevent gaddafi from attacking his own people. >> america has unique
CBS
Mar 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
for libya. the u.n. security council gives the okay for international military action against moammar gadhafi's forces. military action against moammar gadhafi's forces. but is it too little, too late? captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. the nuclear crisis in japan moves into its second week. and this morning, the head of the u.n.'s nuclear energy agency says japan is racing against the clock. here's the latest. engineers hope to reconnect electricity to at least two of the reactors at the fukushima daiichi power plant sometime today. but, it is unclear if any of the cooling systems will work. smoke is rising from reactor number 2, but officials don't know why. fire trucks are now being used to spray water on the plant, and attempts to use helicopters have been discontinued. japanese officials said today they are asking the u.s. government for help. charlie d'agata is in niigata, japan, with more. good morning, charlie. >> reporter: good morning to you, betty. nobody is watching the events unfolding at the nuclear power pl
WETA
Mar 19, 2011 1:00am EDT
with the crisis in libya. last night, the u.n. security council adopted a resolution giving broad backing to military action against all threats to civilians. the resolution also demanded a no-fly zone across the country. hours later libya's foreign minister announced an immediate cease-fire. >> i'm taking into consideration that libya is a full member of the u.n.. we accept that it's obliged to accept the u.n. security council resolution. therefore, libya has decided an immediate cease-fire and the stoppage of all military oppreson. >> rose: secretary of state hillary clinton said the government now needs to show it is implementing the cease-fire. >> we are going to be not responsive or impressed by words. we would have to see actions on the ground, and that is not yet at all clear. we will continue to work with our partners in the international community to press qaddafi to leave and to support legitimate aspirations of the libyan people. >> rose: there are reports today from numerous sources that the cease-fire has not taken place at this time. also later today, president obama
CNN
Mar 24, 2011 3:00pm EDT
and simply put is that the u.n. resolution says no regime change. that's not what we're interested in, but the president has suggested that he thinks moammar gadhafi has got to go. have they talked at all about you know, what's the message we're supposed to be getting hearing these two sides talk? >> well, listen, you know, yesterday there was a senior administration official asked that very same question, if the administration is saying no regime change, why has the president been consistent about saying that moammar gadhafi needs to go? how they explained it is this way. it's very narrowly focused. the mission that the u.n. resolution gave essentially position to was to create this safe zone to establish a no-fly zone. no knock out the ground threats in order to put in place a no-fly zone. that mission was very specific. it wasn't about regime change. it was specifically about clearing the area to establish this no-fly zone. but this administration, the president still believesing that moammar gadhafi needs to go. so they're looking at this as really two different things, that th
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2011 2:00am EDT
action at the u.n. and aggressively in the region that made a big difference and then i would say that you have to look at two other big factors. one is the united nations. surprising that china and russia both of whom have had words today kind of pull back their support for this but neither of them chose to exercise a veto at the u.n. that might not have happened. you never would have gotten a resolution there if either of those countries had moved. finally, i would say egypt. look at the example of egypt. in the case of mubarak, rather than turning on his people and using force to try to quell the rebellion, he left somewhat under pressure obviously but voluntarily in effect without having to be forcibly removed. there was worry in the white house that if this stood, if gadhafi was able to basically thumb his nose at the region and the world and stayed in power after using violence, it would set an example, unlike the mubarak example to other strong men in the region, stay and fight and you can survive. >> let's talk about hillary clinton, secretary of state, susan rice our amba
PBS
Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
. >> the u.n. says 200,000 people have fled the violence in libya. welcome to viewers around the world. washington reintroduce is a charge at guantanamo bay despite a promise to close it down here ahoy -- reintroduces a charge at guantanamo bay despite a promise to close it down earlier. six states have called on the u.n. security council to implement a no-fly zone over libya. the corporation counsel said the united nations needed to protect its citizens. president obama said the united states and its allies are considering a military response to the situation. the people are facing an unacceptable violence. >> and i want to send a clear message, it is their choice to make how they operate moving forward. they will be held accountable for what ever violence continues to take place there. we have nato consulting in brussels around a wide range of potential options including potential military options. >> the libyan government, and second day of a counter incentive. rebel fighters pushed back from the coastal town to regroup. support of the libyan leader has used tanks and artillery agai
CNN
Mar 19, 2011 1:00pm EDT
specifically if u.n. resolution 1973 is about protecting civilians or removing gadhafi as leader, she said it's all about protecting citizens but the reality is, to protect citizens they may have to remove gadhafi as leader. >> reporter: it's really kind of aic ichicken and an egg. the focus is to stop gadhafi's troops from getting to benghazi, force them to pull out those three cities that she mentioned that are key cities and stop the violence. now, down the road in a staged, you know, certain stages could ensue, their ultimate goal is to have gadhafi step down. but how you do that at this point is very unclear. that remains the goal. but that is not the goal of the u.n. resolution. the u.n. resolution is to stop this violence and to do it in various ways. not only militarily. that's where the focus is right now. but they also were talking about arms embargoes and sanctions and other things that would continue the squeeze on colonel gadhafi. >> all right, jill dougherty, thanks so much, joining us from paris traveling there with the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. we're goi
CNN
Mar 1, 2011 2:00am EST
reporter who interviewed gadhafi in a moment. america's u.n. ambassador calling his statements delusional. whatever you call them, you can add his latest comments to a list of lies he's been telling for days. listen. >> rbg rocket launchers has been provided to benghazi by the americans. they offer them those had a loosenation pills in order to use them. the youth, 16, 17-year-old are not because, they are manipulated by people from tunisia. they spike their coffee or milk with it, after they take these tablets they go attack the opposition. >> gadhafi's son who has for years paraded around the west and united states in silk suits talking about reforms and trying to attract investors to libya. he now appears as fake as his father. listen to what he told christiane amanpour. >> everything is calm, it's peaceful. there's a big big gap between reality and media reports. >> i'm going to ask you a question. you say there's a big big gap between reality and media reports. some may say there is a big gap between what you're saying and saying to me. >> the whole south has come, the wes
FOX News
Mar 18, 2011 3:00pm EDT
director of the power company, breaking down after apologizing at a news conference, the u.n. official say conditions at the plant were "grave." but have in the gotten significantly worse since yesterday the result of the massive earthquake and tsunami that leveled northeast japan a week ago today. right now, as crews struggle to cool the overheated plant there is talk of a possible last result "chernobyl opening." that involves burying the entire facility. we have coverage in the west cost hub with more on the "chernobyl option." trace? >>trace: it is very much a catch 22. there are six different reactors at fukushima so you talk about dumping tons, possibly thousands of tons of sand and concrete on this plant experts say it will be a problem. first, because right now the fuel is still very, very hot so if you dump sand on top of the hot fuel in theory that san would melt into glass compromising the concrete that would be placed on there causing cracks and you have to go back and fix it because the radiation would continue to leak out and one expert compared it to the burning coffeepot th
CNN
Mar 19, 2011 2:00pm EDT
the french president and u.n. secretary-general which said u.n. resolution is invalid. it told us all we need to know about the situation. whereas, yesterday, the government said they respected the resolution and they would abide by the cease-fire. the facts on the ground were different. now they don't respect the u.n. resolution. it is invalid. it is a clear indication of what the government is doing. continuing its military advances on the ground as far as it can go. while the international community is focusing on benghazi, this government is acting as if they have unfinished business inside the country. we heard attacks in misrata yesterday. we heard more than 20 people killed there and hundreds wounded according to opposition spokesperson from there. today, it continues to be the same. a very government here will be wary and tough of the international community to intervene in the build up like misrata. >> certainly not an option for air strikes. thank you very much, nic robertson, is live in tripoli. one of many crews working there. >> there are 20 french aircraft in the air fly
CNN
Mar 17, 2011 10:00pm EDT
to be going to war against the regime of moammar gadhafi? that's the question, because of a u.n. security council vote, a vote which would frankly clears the way not just for a no-fly zone, not just air strikes, but all "necessary measures to protect civilians from gadhafi." we also have major new developments in the nuclear crisis to our north here in japan, including this, our first upclose look at the damaged reactor buildings. the question is, what is going on inside the wreckage? especially, especially with the spent fuel that is not inside inner containment vessels. workers scrambling to cool the damaged reactors, struggling for the last 24 hours with that. and with that today, an emergency diesel generator supplying power to units five and six. tepco, the company which runs this nuclear plant, also reporting that contrary to what the international atomic energy agency said about a power line to run cooling pumps, it turns out it has not yet been hooked up. the iaea said it had been hooked up, tepco said no, that hasn't. water dumps only somewhat effective according to the
CBS
Mar 18, 2011 3:30pm PDT
last night by the u.n. security council, but no american ground troops will be sent to libya. french and british warplanes could be in the air over libya by tomorrow. hours after the u.n. resolution passed, the qaddafi regime declared a cease-fire, but his forces reportedly kept shelling two cities-- misurata and ajdabiya. and there are also reports that qaddafi's forces are headed toward benghazi, the rebels' capital. david martin at the pentagon begins our coverage. david, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, harry. less than 24 hours after the u.n. security council passed that resolution authorizing air strikes against libya, president obama delivered an ultimatum to qaddafi. >> these terms are not subject to negotiation. if qaddafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. and the resolution will be enforced through military action. >> reporter: the terms of the ultimatum are stark. >> a cease-fire must be implemented immediately. that means all attacks against civilians must stop. >> reporter: not only that, but qaddaf
PBS
Mar 29, 2011 6:30pm PDT
clinton thinks that arming would not be contrary to the u.n. resolution. very few concrete things have been agreed upon. there is the contact group with qatar, turkey will also play a big role. i think it is also interesting that we have not heard more from the interim council which has come forward with their vision of a democratic libya. they have held talks with hillary clinton and other officials. they are try to put their position forward. they say that they will not accept a divided libya and they are not expecting the international community to bring the regime change upon libya but this is something that the libyan people must do themselves. >> howl? we did not hear any firm talk today about a time line in terms of when the deal will be rid of gaddafi. -- how? >> this is something like wishful thinking. this is a reiteration to say that the international community will not go. gaddi goes that we don't know. also, what happens to colonel gaddafi, will he go into exile? will have to go in front of the criminal court? germany has said that for them it is most important that c
PBS
Mar 1, 2011 7:00pm PST
in the u.n. human rights council. it accused him of systemic human rights violations in the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters. a draft resolution was submitted earlier to the u.n. general assembly by japan and lebanon. libya was elected to the human rights council in may of 2010. u.n. secretary general voiced grave concern over the situation in the north african country. >> i have called on the libyan leadership to hear and heed our strong collective call to end the violence and to respect human rights and the aspirations of the libyan people. >> the ambassador to the u.s. hailed the vote and urged moammar gadhafi to step down immediately. >> this unprecedented action sends another clear warning to mr. gadhafi and those who stand by him. they must stop the killing. he must go and he must go now. >> reporter: japan's ambassador to the u.n. said his country condemns libya's use of force against its own people and offered condolences for the victims. libya is the first nation to be suspended from the human rights council. >>> meanwhile, the number of evacwees who have fle
PBS
Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT
waved flags as they got the news of that u.n. resolution. 1, 2, 3, thank you sarkozy, the crowd shouted. we will triumph. let's speak with mat walls of the united nations in new york. some are saying that it may be too late. >> yes, exactly. i think the feeling here tonight is that, since the four british and the french and the americans forced the hand of the u.n. security council, they dared them to veto this resolution. of course, we do have 10 in favor out of 15, but there were five key extensions. they have grave doubts as to exactly how to consider this resolution, this use of force. you have to go back to 1991, to the gulf war, to get a resolution that had this much opower in it. there are already those who are saying, if you look at the position of germany, for example, there is not enough detail in this resolution to guarantee the desired affect to protect individuals. >> do you have more details of what is in the resolution apart from the no-fly zone? >> yes. it is calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities by the gaddafi forces. it is calling for an immediate b
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